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Rita Burgess


1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Rita Burgess Obituary
Rita M. Burgess, 85, of Loveland, passed away on July 18, 2014 in Loveland. She was born June 17, 1929 in Jersey City, NJ to James J. Jr. and Gertrude C. (Dunn) Powers. Rita was raised in New Jersey and graduated from St. Vincent Ferrer High School in 1947where she paid her tuition by working at Bloomingdales. Rita married Francis Allen Burgess on June 28, 1952 at St. Anne's Cathedral in Bronx, NY. She gave up a promising career at Bloomingdales to become a wife and mother. Francis and Rita raised their children in Freehold, NJ. They retired in Missouri where they lived for 10 years before moving to Loveland in 1995. Rita was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loveland. She enjoyed playing Bunko and traveling. She and her husband travelled extensively and made the trip up the Alaskan-Canadian Highway. Rita also enjoyed sewing and made many of her children's clothing. Rita was 100% Irish and was very proud it. Rita is survived by her sons Ed Burgess of Loveland, Richard Burgess of Denver, and Dave and wife Kim Burgess of Highlands Ranch; her daughters Peggy Burgess of Loveland and Patti Burgess of Greeley; her brother Thomas Powers of West Virginia; and 4 grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister Irene Wilcox. Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions can be made in Rita's honor to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in care of Allnutt Funeral Service
Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald from July 20 to July 22, 2014
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